After months of waiting I've been diagnosed with fai in my right hip. Now just a few weeks after finding out I have a labral tear in my right hip my left hip has started hurting. It's not minor pain it's excruciating. Everyone keeps telling me it's just from over compensating for my bad hip, but the pain is twice as bad. I'm so worried they'll find out I need surgery in both hips. I can't do 6 months recovery back to back.
Siecat12, I'm sorry to hear this is going on. What exactly is fai? I've been overcompensating for my left knee for over a year, and I now have right knee pain as well as in both hips. I have an imbalance that causes me to need a cane. But if I try to walk without it, that's when my knees and hips hurt most. Pain from overcompensation actually is worse sometimes for me. Has your doc xrayed or done an MRI on your right hip? I will keep you in my prayers, and think positive that it's not damage causing the pain. (((Hugs))) 🙏🌼
I had surgery for FAI last year. I'm very glad I had it done. Hip feels so much better now. But... I did have a lot of pain in the opposite hip and leg just before I had surgery. I remember having the same thoughts (can't be out for double hip surgery). It wasn't necessary, as soon as I had surgery and went to PT rehab, the pain got much better in both legs/hips. The recovery was much easier and better than I anticipated. If you have the opportunity to use stem cells (costs quite a bit extra and insurance won't typically cover it), I would recommend paying for it. My doctor said it was optional, but didn't really give me a choice. Best thing I did. Recovery went so smooth! ☺ I wish you best of luck!
Thanks that's good to hear. I'm hoping recovery will go smoothly. I have wonderful family though who are going to help take care of me. It sucks that my surgery is right after new years. Happy 2016 to me haha